The Booth Conspiracy — Most people know the story of President Lincoln’s assassination, but what happened afterward? In this podcast, we cover John Wilkes Booth’s escape, his co-conspirators’ attacks against other officials and the strange connections between Booth and Lincoln.
Stephen Spielberg’s new movie Lincoln features the authentic sounds of 1865, from Lincoln’s own pocket watch to the latch on the carriage door that carried him to Ford’s Theatre. Sound designer Ben Burtt talks about making the objects of Lincoln’s life heard.
Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for the film Lincoln, which focuses on the 16th president’s tumultuous final months in office. Kushner read more than 20 books before writing about Lincoln, a man who had "an enormous capacity for grief that didn’t deprive him of the ability to act."
Marian Anderson — The Lady from Philadelphia — An acclaimed African-American contralto, Marian Anderson was barred from singing in Constitution Hall in 1939. She sang at the Lincoln Memorial instead. The concert was broadcast around the country — and also heard by a young Martin Luther King, Jr.